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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at CH2M full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Overall flexibility is good. Salary is decent. Lots of very smart folks who will work hard to acheive cleint goals.

Cons

Overall the culture has changed with the new CEO. Raises are not as good. Bonuses do not flow down and stock options do not flow down anymore. Overall the company has struggled with merging divisions and folding in companys which CH2M has bought.

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  1. What Is Going On?

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    Current Employee - Can't Say
    Current Employee - Can't Say

    I have been working at CH2M full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexible schedule and wonderful people. Most of those I work with have been with the company 15+ years and care deeply about both the quality of their work product and the satisfaction of their customers.

    Cons

    The company is not anything like it was under Ralph Peterson. The "employee-owned" leviathan is simply a slogan - those in the trenches have no real say in process improvement or how the company is run/future direction. CH used to care more about its employees than just making "plan" at any cost. More layoffs happened today. Morale is the lowest I've ever seen. Every single minute of everyday must be chargeable to a project, which discourages co-workers from brainstorming about possible solutions and strategies for the future. We've become robots churning out massive amounts of work but opportunities for creativity and innovation have been all but stamped out.

    Advice to Management

    There's a real problem with the vision of the current CEO. There's still too much dead wood in the firm that is well connected so not subject to being pruned. Ask for input from employees about how we spend our money and what type of image we want to project. I'm absolutely for all people being treated equally in the workplace, but it infuriates me to know that my labor goes to support the disgusting gay pride parade in Denver just so we have a chance of making Fortune's list of Best Places to Work. Many times it seems like the endless layers of management are tasked with changing existing processes to justify their existence without sitting down with the folks who must implement those changes and asking for their input of both pros and cons. Ask those who will have to march to your orders BEFORE shooting from the hip and mandating. Also, why are cost/benefit analyses never performed before making major changes to existing processes? We've lost our way and have become just another huge entity. One last item. Will you ever tell us the truth about plans to take CH public?


  2. Good for engineers & other techies, not so good for everyone else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CH2M full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good employee stock ownership plan

    Cons

    If you're an engineer or other technical-type employee, it's a great place to work I guess. But there are very few career opportunities for admin/support/non-techie jobs. If there's a non-tech job open, the company would rather hire a temp, and make them a permanent employee eventually, than try to hire from within.


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